Digital information boards installed in town centre

Berwick's first digital community boards are up and running.

Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 15:44 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 16:46 pm
Electronic information board installed in Berwick

The boards, which cost £30,000, can be seen on Marygate and at the entrance to Castlegate car park.

The first event to be publicised was the teenage market on Sunday.

They have been paid for with Berwick’s Portas funding at the instigation of community group Berwick Deserves Better (BDB).

BDB, posting on their facebook page, said: “It’s taken a long time and a lot of work but worth it. Lots of people enquiring already about putting their community events on and a town map will be displayed very soon on the back of the Marygate one.”

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The group hopes the boards will help to promote events in the town, especially since the relocation of the tourist information centre from Marygate to Walkergate.

However, there has also been criticism on social media about their appearance and the cost.

Cllr Georgina Hill, on her facebook page, said: “They are neither informative or attractive - a monument to vanity, cronyism and stupidity.”

Any group which would like to see their forthcoming event advertised on the boards should get in touch with BDB or contact tourist information staff.

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